In the new 100th General Assembly State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) will serve on committees crucial to the economy of the 87th District. Key among these assignments, Representative Butler has secured positions on the House Public Safety Appropriations Committee which has oversight of the Illinois National Guard and Illinois State Police; the Tourism, Hospitality and Craft Industries Committee which will have input on the important tourism industry as well as the burgeoning craft industry movement in Illinois; and the Museums, Arts and Cultural Enhancements Committee.
“Tourism and history are major drivers of the economy in our area of the State,” Butler said. “From the Lincoln sites and museum to the Route 66 attractions our history is not only an important part of the fabric of our communities it is a vital engine for our local economy. Additionally, the National Guard not only makes ours a secure State, but having the home of the Guard in Springfield is a great contributor to our economic well-being. Securing a spot on these committees ensures our area has a seat at the table throughout the process and allows us the ability to advocate for issues of importance to our Central Illinois communities.”